Are you noticing feeling more anxious?
During the pandemic, have you noticed any friends or family with symptoms of anxiety and depression?
According to research, anxiety is the most common disorder among people during this moment of our lives.
These emotions can surface due to worries about current events in the world.
Anxiety is a medical condition becoming increasingly common in today’s society, especially during our current moment.
Although anxiety is treated with medication, it is possible to add some teas and natural supplements to your routine to lessen its symptoms. Did you know that?
That’s the case with St.John’s wort.
This medicinal plant is used in folk medicine for treating slight and moderate depression and symptoms associated with anxiety and muscle tension.
It has hyperforin and hypericin, substances that act in the central nervous system, calming the mind and restoring normal brain function.
Because of that, the effects of St.John’s wort are usually compared to those of some prescription antidepressants.
St.John’s wort also helps lessen the symptoms of attention-deficit (which is constant during our current times), chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and PMS.
The plant is also used in folk medicine for treating hemorrhoids, migraines, genital herpes, and tiredness.
That’s a lot of things, isn’t it? And since it has antioxidant action,
St. John’s wort helps eliminate free radicals and prevents the premature aging of cells, which can lower the risk of cancer.
To enjoy all these benefits, make a tea with one teaspoon of St. John’s wort and 8.5 ounces of boiling water.
Put the plant in the boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. After that, strain and wait until warm. Drink 2 to 3 times a day after your meals.
You can also use the tea to make a humid compress to use topically for treating muscle aches and rheumatism.
It’s worth remembering that this homemade medicine for anxiety is a great option for offering relief to people who suffer from stress.
However, these medications are palliative and should never replace the treatment prescribed by your doctor or therapy sessions.
If you are pregnant and need a tranquilizer, talk to your doctor first since they can cause side effects or harm the baby.
Passion fruit juice is a natural tranquilizer that is safe for pregnant women.
Make St. John’s wort tea and get all these benefits. Share your experience with us.
Source(s) / Reference(s):
A systematic review of St. John’s wort for major depressive disorder
Acute treatment of moderate to severe depression with hypericum extract
Clinical use of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) in depression